Perth is lighting up its fabulous Matagraup Bridge in green and gold on Thurs. 1 September
For the 30th Annioversary of National Wattle Day
Wattle Day En Plein Air Competition
The City of South Perth Historical Society has kindly invited the Western Australian Society of Arts to host an En Plein Air competition as part of their Wattle Day Event.
The Wattle Day event itself will be held on Saturday, the 3rd of September in and around Heritage House (Gallery & Cultural Centre) in South Perth. We encourage the En Plein Air artists to explore all the interesting nooks and crannies of South Perth. We will be providing a map of interesting locations to paint if you are unfamiliar with the area.
South Perth holds a special place in WASA’s history. This was where many of the founders of the Wilgie Sketchers Club (later to become the West Australian Society of Arts) lived and painted. Our connection to this area and to the historical society
is so important.
We are hoping that the Wattle Day and En Plein Air Competition will become an annual event (stay tuned).
WASA will be providing a prize of $1000 to the winning piece.
All WASA members participating will have the opportunity to have their Plein Air artwork hung in the City of South Perth Historical Society’s art gallery for 4 weeks following the event. Only 8 pieces will be chosen. And YES you can sell your piece there. Please note there will be a commission fee charged on all pieces sold (similar to our annual exhibition).
Click here https://waart.org.au/wattle-day-september-2022/ to find out more about the WATTLE DAY Plein Air competition.
The wildflower season is from July to October, and during this time thousands of nature enthusiasts make the trip along the Way. Every September, Dalwallinu hosts the Wattle Week Festival to celebrate the wildflower season. A street parade, market day and cabaret are some of the festivities.
Wattle Week this year it is on from Saturday 3rd September to Friday 9 September 2022.
The program of events includes a bush breakfast on Saturday hosted by the Lions Club, a fun in the park day for families on Sunday, a mystery bus tour on Sunday, 1/2 day bus tours to our reserves on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs and an open ½ day at the school where the students will serve bush foods. The tours, breakfast, fun day and school visit are free.
Click here for Dalwallinu’s Wattle Week brochure
Kallannie – As part of the Queen’s Jubilee tree planting program, there will be a wattle tree planting at Kalannie.
Kalannie’s wonderful wattles can be seen here
Vale Joy Warnes, a driving force behind the establishment of Wattle Week in the Dalwallinu Shire.
Joy lived in Wubin (Dalwallinu Shire) about 250k northeast of Perth, and was a mother of four and a very active member of the community. one of 10 shires that are part of the Wildflowerr Country
Joy was also a poet. Two of wattle poems, ‘Wattle Dreams’ and ‘Wattle Blooms after Rain’ can be read on the poetry page